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Investment: An A-Z Guide by Philip Ryland

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Introduction

This is one of a series of Economist books that bring clarity to specialist areas of business, finance and management. The introductory essay provides an overview of investment theories, stockmarket and bond market behaviour, risk and returns, and the appendices contain a wealth of data on how the markets have performed over the years. For an understanding of the basics of many aspects of investment, the following entries in the A–Z will be helpful:

ARBITRAGE

BALANCE SHEET

BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE

BETA

BLACK-SCHOLES OPTION PRICING MODEL

BOND

CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL

CASHFLOW

CLOSED-END FUND

CONVERTIBLE

DERIVATIVES

DISCOUNT RATE

DIVIDEND DISCOUNT MODEL

DIVIDEND YIELD

EARNINGS

EFFICIENT ...

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